Craig Edward Purdy

July 18, 1950January 16, 2018
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Craig Edward Purdy was born on July 18, 1950 in Spokane, WA and passed away on January 16, 2018 in Coulee Dam, Washington


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Tamara Purdy-Bingham

September 16, 2018

Craig was one of my favorite cousins. Here in Grand Coulee looking him up to say hello today and learned of his passing. Craig amazed me with his talents repairing old radios. Always enjoyed his kindness and conversations. I'm glad to know of his faith, and I will see him again when I go to heaven.

Jim Bartholomew

February 4, 2018

I became acquainted with Craig in the late 70's when we attended the same church in Spokane. Craig and I and some of the single guys got together for meals from time to time. I bought an old radio from him which I still have. I probably saw him a few times in the 80's on visits to Spokane (I moved to the Seattle area in late 79). I don't know when he moved to Grand Coulee but that was likely when I lost contact with him. I attended the memorial service and was surprised and gratified to see a substantial turnout for him. He obviously became a beloved part of the community. Grand Coulee was a good move for him. I am glad so many of you became his friend. I miss him and wish we could have reconnected for one last visit. I expect we will meet again.

Mary Rhodes

February 1, 2018

You were always so kind and had a smile on your face. Will miss seeing you at Flo's all the time...May you rest in peace....

February 1, 2018

Craig was one of the nicest men I have ever known. He has such a good heart, and a kind soul. Will miss his smile too. Looking forward to joining him in glory. Joyce Hunt

February 1, 2018

I was sorry to learn of Craig's passing. He was a very nice person. I still have my mother's 1940's radio that he revived for me a few years ago.
Peggy Ahrens

January 31, 2018

Craig was always kind and cared about others. He had time to visit and ask how my day was going whenever he came by to clean my classroom. He was the first to let me know of any news around the building. You will be missed kind friend.
Gordon and Kathy Proctor

Don Howland

January 30, 2018

I was deeply saddened to hear of Craigs passing. He was my mentor as I began the radio collecting hobby over 30 years ago. We spent countless hours together when he was in Spokane. I miss those times that we shared back then. I feel blessed to have known him and will miss him deeply.

Derrick Johnson

January 28, 2018

I will miss you greatly fine sir. You would come by my classroom to chat as you cleaned. We had many good conversations about radios. I bought my first shortwave transmitter from you and we traded an old halicrafters receiver for a transmitter for my classroom. We also had several conversations about our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I was blessed to know you.

Dan Olson

January 23, 2018

We have known each other 27 years. I always enjoyed working with you on my radios. We did many trades and always left happy. I will miss you Craig.

Kent Hawthorne

January 23, 2018

Craig, You have been a good Friend the last several years and your knowledge of radios was 2nd to none. Every radio that you worked on for me came back excellent and I was very proud to say that you serviced it for me. The antique radio community is indeed at a great loss and you will be dearly missed as a radio repairman and most of all as a Friend.

Kent..Lolo Montana